The speculation has been rampant. Some might say rampaging.
From the moment Marvel announced that they had wrested the
sequel rights to Ang Lee's Hulk,
fans wondered who would play Bruce Banner and, through the
wonders of CG, the jade-jawed giant himself.
a little green...
the actors rumored to have the lock in Incredible Hulk:
David Duchovny, Adrien Brody and Matthew Modine.
Variety confirmed this morning that Oscar-nominee (for Primal
Fear) Edward Norton will play Bruce Banner. Belted
by gamma rays, he'll turn into the Hulk for French director
Louis Leterrier, in a film that had originally been intended
as following the comic book a little (okay, a lot) more
faithfully than Lee's film had. Nobody's quite saying if
it will be considered a sequel or an out and out reboot
of the potential franchise.
might change with the presence of Norton, an actor notorious
and/or acclaimed for his on-set rewrites. Then again, he's
got pretty good taste, which can be vouched for by projects
like last year's The
Illusionist and The Painted Veil. Norton
has also occasionally been known to let his hair down and
embrace the goofy fun of a project, as he did in Death
hope. We can only hope.